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Active Schools Week

Active Schools Week has been a busy week in the school.

During the week infants to second class took part in an educational trail around the school grounds.

A soccer league took place at lunch times and the final will be held next week.

Relaxation activities were enjoyed by the pupils.

Infants and first and second went on a Teddy Bear’s Picnic – thank you to Helen and Nicola for helping with this.  Infants had some shared reading time with the senior classes and built some creative constructions.

Pottery teacher Finn gave a very interesting and exciting lesson to the third to sixth classes.

We now look forward to the Sports Day on Monday!

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Active Schools Week Update

Active Schools Week is underway in the school at the moment.

Yesterday pupils from infants went on a trail around the school answering questions with the help of 5th and 6th class pupils.  They found out who has the longest car in the car park [Jane] and discovered some minibeasts under stones.

First and Second Class had their first relaxation time of the week and imagined themselves on lovely beaches or in paddling pools after school.  No sad or bad thoughts allowed.

Today 5th and 6th are hiking up Slievenamon.  Tomorrow pupils from 3rd to 6th are doing pottery.

The Soccer League will kick off at lunch times and all pupils will do Bizzy Breaks, a Sports Profile and Relaxation across the week.


Active Schools Week-Walks

During our Active Schools Week from the 13th to the 17th June – 3rd to 6th class will do a walk around Kilcash Woods on Tuesday the 14th.  On Wednesday the 15th, pupils from 1st and 2nd will take part in a walk around woods near Templeorum.

Active Schools – Sports Day

Yesterday we had a sports day. We were divided into eight groups. First we did stations in our groups. The stations were; the welly throw, penalties, parachute games, dress-up, water relay, skittles, musical chairs, jenga, slow bike race, hoop throw and obstacle course.

After lunch we had races such as the sack race, egg and spoon, three legged race, relay races, sprints and cross country.

We had such an excellent day!!

By 5th and 6th Class

Active School – Infants Trail

The infants were very excited today as they were doing a trail around the school. The 5th and 6th Class had booklets to quiz the junior and senior infants about their school. They had to answer questions about nature, bugs, recycling and different types of shapes. They also had to listen and look for things around them.

We think the junior and senior infants had a valuable learning experience. Overall, everyone had a blast!

By Eric and Seán [5th Class]

Active School Week-Healthy Food Tasting

In school today we did food tasting. We had to try different foods to see if we liked them. We tasted a variety of healthy foods and smoothies.

Some of us tried celery and we thought it tasted very strong. Other people tried tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches. Some liked them and some didn’t like them. However, everyone enjoyed the vast combinations of the healthy food we tried.  We also enjoyed the tutorial from Nicola and Helen on how to make a smoothie.

We would like to thank parents, Helen and Nicola for their hard work making our healthy food. It will make our lives healthier and we have lots of ideas for new things we can put in our lunch box!!

By Third and Fourth Class

Active School-1st and 2nd Outdoor Trail

Today we had a very interesting and unique experience.  We completed a trail in our school grounds. We had to figure out the answers to many questions.

The trail involved counting, adding, subtracting, estimating, measuring, listening and observing.

One of our most enjoyable experiences was finding and drawing a mini-beast.  Everyone worked as a team.  As well as having great fun, I learnt lots of facts from the trail.

Everyone had a wonderful time exploring maths, science and geography in the school environment.

I hope we can do it all again some day.

By First and Second Class

Maths Trail-1st and 2nd